Urban Art Biz webinar series: Robert Snowbird
Presented in partnership with Urban Shaman Gallery and Creative Manitoba
Urban Art Biz:
Creating an Online Virtual Gallery with Robert Snowbird
Wednesday, May 26 from 12pm -1pm
Urban Art Biz is a series of online workshops, in partnership with Urban Shaman Gallery and Creative Manitoba, focusing on the business side of art from an Indigenous perspective. Throughout our series, we will touch on protocols, decolonization, grant writing, residencies, mentorships, galleries, appraisals, creating an artist collective, northern galleries and how to create an online gallery 360 degree viewing of your work. Our goal is to provide insight into the professional world and work of Indigenous artists and Indigenous galleries.
Together we will explore how technology is playing a role in the modern art gallery. We will learn the technical needs required to create an interactive online viewing experience that satisfies audience members. What do you need to prepare? How do you execute and fulfill the artist’s vision when creating a 360 virtual gallery online? How do you trouble shoot? What is the best case scenario for creating a rich and detailed viewing? What is the creative process for mounting a show from beginning to end.
Please register online and a zoom link will be sent to your email address on the morning of the event!
Robert Snowbird – Artist Biography
Robert Snowbird is from the Pine Creek First Nation community and Ojibway-Cree. He has been training with Urban Shaman Gallery since March 2018. Robert has been intrinsic to helping with the implementation of their digital strategy initiatives, including helping them produce the new website, as a gallery technician / preparator and assisting with light administration duties. Robert will be working with Urban over the coming year to help them upload their programming content to the new virtual gallery. Robert is also a full time student in the professional photographer diploma program at Prairie View School of Photography located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “I’ve always felt creating “things”, be it for myself or others delight was just what we as human beings do, I didn’t or never considered that act as “creating” art, it’s what comes naturally to me”. Robert also believes, “…in this day and age of access to information at our fingertips, an individual can teach themselves anything. Just as much if not more than a college, or university, although instruction by mentors is important…”. Robert continues to move himself in a positive direction in his middle aged life as an Anishinaabe man that has overcome addictions, homelessness, and incarceration.
Urban Shaman: Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery acknowledges the support, throughout the year, of our friends, volunteers, community and all our relations, NCI FM, CAHRD, Winnipeg Foundation, Manitoba Heritage, Government of Canada, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts. ~Miigwetch/ Hai Hai/ Ekosi / Merci/ Thank you